The Redskins weren’t exactly threadbare at running back, and then they drafted a pair.
Hightower tore his ACL in 2011, and was cut in the preseason last year when his knee was slow to recover.
The Giants offer the easier path to a roster spot, after cutting Ahmad Bradshaw to leave the running to David Wilson and Andre Brown, though it seems their interest has been rumored for months, and nothing has come of it.
If Hightower is well, he’s an experienced back who is good as a pass-protector, and that always has value. But while he’s been two years removed from the game as a regular, a new crop of younger and cheaper alternatives have arrived.